Cathay & Air France Inaugural [A350] | October 27th, 2019

The beginning of winter schedule brings with it a plethora of new aircraft to airports around the globe. This year, we were the first airport in Canada to receive Cathay Pacific’s A350-1000 and the first airport in North America to receive Air France’s A350-900. As with every inaugural over the last year or so at Pearson, the weather was not the best (read: absolutely awful). Regardless, here’s a few shots from the inaugural of these two beautiful aircraft.


CX arrived first, landing 24R.

This aircraft is registered B-LXD.

Final stages of rollout:

Close up as she exits the runway:

Taxiing back up to T3:

I can only assume they had some gate festivities going on because they called clearance 30 minutes ahead of their scheduled departure time but still left an hour late.

Departing 23:

Yeah it’s bad quality but I already knew that so you don’t need to tell me

Disappearing into the clouds (OVC016!):


AF arrived just before sundown so it was sort of getting dark, I tried though.

The aircraft is registered F-HTYA.

Facing some serious crosswinds on final:

Approaching overhead:

Close up:

Unfortunately I couldn’t catch the departure as I had to leave.



What did you think of these shots?

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Awesome! That makes it 5 Daily A350 services to CYYZ!

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These are awesome! I really wish that CLT had more A350 flights, but I’m thankful we have one at all!

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There’s some great become light and landing light action

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My heart is split between Moritz’s and Andrew’s spotting topics…

They’re both too good

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Actually only 4, Lufthansa is gone for the winter and Air France will be gone for the summer. Also it’s 3 until Ethiopian starts tomorrow.

Your LH is year round right?

Thanks!

I’m honored that you’re comparing me to him

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Yeah, year round.

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Great shots! the a350 is amazing.

won’t be seeing the LH 350 till the end of march I believe 😔

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Yep he’s back March 31

Oh my goddddd

I wish we had more A350 service. shakes fist at sky Change it now, Lufthansa!!!

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You gave a A350-1000 and if American got A350s, you would have a lot more.

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Be happy with what you got we don’t get JAL, Qatar, Etihad any of that

Oh boy if American bought A350s DFW spotters would get tired of seeing them

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Awesome shots mate! Great catches with that Air France A350. Two brand new aircrafts. 👌

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We don’t have Etihad

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Thanks! Both of them are beautiful for sure

This is awkward but you get what I mean

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Fantastic shots! Two great catches on the same day!

I’m always amazed when I click on one of your spotting threads.

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Imagine Delta flying a A350-900 KAUS-LFPG 😍

Thank you!

That would be pretty sick

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Imagine KDFW-ZGGG with China Southern because of AA/CZ partnership 😍

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These pictures make me love the A350 even more!

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